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March 2022-present

Peptoc is a public art project co-created by artists Jessica Martin, Asherah Weiss, and the students of West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, CA.  The project consists of student-made motivational flyers, and a hotline with pre-recorded pep talks and life advice from kids aged 5-12. 
Within two days of going live, the project went viral. Within ten days, the hotline was receiving 60,000 calls an hour,  with more than 4 million calls in three weeks.

World media has covered the project, and these children's voices and messages have brought joy and inspiration to to millions.

Hotline numbers:
707-8PEPTOC or 707-998-8410
instagram:  @peptockids

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